Top Ten Worst Things About Ancient Rome reveals the grim truth behind the greatest empire of all time - from the evil emperor who made murder a sport to the gruesome and gory gladiator fights which kept the blood-thirsty Romans entertained. Find out what destroyed the bustling town of Pompeii, what life was like as a Roman slave and many, many more terrible things about life in ancient Rome.
This is Book 1 in the Top 10 Worst Series. See all Top 10 Worst books here.
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John Malam studied ancient history and archaeology at the University of Birmingham, after which he worked as an archaeologist at the Iron Bridge Gorge Museum in Shropshire. He is now an author specialising in information books for children. He lives in Cheshire with his wife, a book designer, and their two children.More about David Antram